Saturday, November 26, 2005

More Holiday Designs

This adorable card was designed by Julie Gray. Stamp Sets: Flaky Friends, Year Round Fun II & Small Script Host Only Set. Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, & Confetti Cream. Ink: Whisper White Craft Pad, Basic Black Classic pad, Old Olive Ink pad(for sponging) Accessories: Silver Cord, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (on white snowflakes), Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Stampin' Write Markers in Real Red, Old Olive, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Only Orange, Elegant Eggplant & Creamy Caramel, Sponge Dauber.

This pretty holly design was stamped by MaryAnn Pippen. Scroll down and you'll see another design using the same colors and stamps, just different accessories and layout! Stamps: Happiest of Holidays and Woodcut Holly Jumbo Wheel. Card Stock, Very Vanilla, Handsome Hunter & Bravo Burgundy. Ink: Handsome Hunter Classic pad and jumbo ink cartridge, Bravo Burgundy Classic pad. Accessories: Red Glitter, 2 way Glue Pen, Copper Cord and Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon.

Happy 35th Birthday!

This card was so cute, I just had to share it! I received this for my birthday from my direct upline, Patti Gingrich. Stamp Sets: On the Spot Background, Sweet Spot, & Terrific Tags Punch Box. Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose & Very Vanilla. Ink: Chocolate Chip & Regal Rose. Accessories: 1/2" Circle Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon in chocolate, rose and cream, Terrific Tags Punch Box. Since the Choclate Chip is the fold over part of teh card, she layered tehinside with Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the sentiment in Choclate Chip.

Winter & Holiday Wishes

This wam and wintery card was created by my b-i-l, Alex Smith. Stamp Set: Snowflakes. Ink: Encore Silver Metallic Pad, Night of Navy Classic Pad. Card Stock: Basic Black, Night of Navy, Whipser White & Brocade Blue. See what a few scraps can do?!

This beautiful and simple design was created by Patti Gingrich. Stamp sets: Happiest of Holidays and Woodcut Holly Jumbo Wheel. Card Stock: Handsome Hunter, Bravo Burgundy 7 Very Vanilla. Inks: Handsome Hunter Classic pad and jumbo ink cartridge, Bravo Burgundy Classic pad. Accessories: cream wide organdy ribbon.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

This fun and beautiful Winter greeting was also stamped by MaryAnn Pippen. This design uses the fabulous Terrific Tags Punch Box, as well as the Snowflakes stamp set. The snowflakes are heat embossed, and the tag is tucked between torn whisper white card stock and vellum paper. Card stock: Brushed Silver, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Real Red & Vellum paper. Inks: Versamark (for heat embossing) and Classic Ink Night of Navy. Accessories: Winter White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pal, Real Red eyelet, Crafters Tool Kit, Black Gingham ribbon and the Terrific Tags Punch Box.

This adorable Rich Regals Snowman card has a subtle country look and was stamped by MaryAnn Pippen. It uses the Holiday Mini set Cold Play and the Pattern Print Background stamp. Card stock is More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. Classic Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie & More Mustard. White Craft Ink was also used. Accessories: eyelets, Crafters Tool Kit, Paper Snips, stamping sponge and decorative edge scissors.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Thanksgiving Entertaining - Place Setting

Nothing says Happy holidays like handmade projects! Here is a placemat, napkin ring and nugget box placecard to add to your table decorations this Thanksgiving. This uses my favorite Fall stamp set, Fantastic Foliage with the collage stamping technique (my favorite technique for this set!). Classic Ink is Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa & Creamy Caramel. Card stock is Old Olive, Very Vanilla. Accessories: Wrought Iron Corner Punch, Paper Snips, Crystal Effects(on the napkin holder focal leaf), Dimensionals, Gold Brad (holding the napkin ring together) and computer address labels (which are stamped and wrapped around the 3 Hershey's Nuggest the placecard/box holds.) Contact for more information!

Fall Beauty

Celebrate the beauty of Fall with these great card designs. The first, designed by me, uses Fantastic Foliage and All Year Cheer stamp sets. Classic Ink in Old Olive, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and More Mustard. Card stock is Chocolate Chip, Really Rust & Confetti Cream. Accessories: Terrific Tags Punch Box, tauper grosgrain and caramel gigham ribbons and mini-glue dots. Technique: collage stamping and sponging. The second, I CASE'd the general idea and made it my own, uses Simple Sketches(two-step stampin') and Natural Beauty stamp sets. Classic Ink in Summer Sun, Really Rust & Close to Cocoa. Card Stock is Confetti Cream, Really Rust & Close to Cocoa. TEchnique is two-step stamping and tearing. CAN'T YOU HEAR THE LEAVES CRUNCHING?!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Spooktacular Halloween Cards!

Katie Brandt stamped this Spooky Halloween card! I LOVE the 'foggy' look she achieved with this card by heat embossing on Lovely Lilac card stock the haunted house and moon, then stamping on Vellum Card Stock and overlaying the two. The Green Galore card stock really makes the design POP. Card Stock: Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Vellum. Ink: Versamark(for heat embossing), Basic Black; Craft Ink in Basic Black and Vanilla. Stamps: Home is Where the Haunt Is Stamp Set & Spooky Skyline Jumbo Wheel. Accessories: Pure Color Pencils (yellow), Embossing Buddy, Crystal Clear & Vanilla Embossing Powders, Powder Pal, Heat Tool, Vintage Brads, 1/16" punch.
This cheerful card was stamped by Tina Smith. Using the Trick or Treat Stamp Set, she heat embossed the wording. The Crimping Tool provides interesting texture which brings the eye to the bright pumpkin focal point, which is then accented by Pumpkin Pie ink sponged around the edges, the face colored in Yo Yo Yellow and glittered. Card stock used is Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Yo-Yo Yellow, Basic Black & Whisper White. Ink used was Pumpkin Pie and Versamark(for heat embossing). Accessories: 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Crimper, Heat Tool & Embossing Buddy.
The out of the Color Box color combination really catches the eye on this card stamped by Rachel Yurkanin. She used Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White card stock. Classic Inks in Basic Blac, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie. Accessories used are White Grosgrain Ribbon, Earth Element Button Asst., 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals & Mini Glue Dots. Stamp Sets used are Hey Ghoulfriend (currently available in the Holiday Mini until 11/30/05), Canvas Background & All Year Cheer III. She used the technique called "direct to paper" around the ghost image.

I love the fresh colors in this fun Halloween card! Hilary Mussachio stamped this in Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal & Chocolate Chip Classic Ink. She used the same colors of card stock, plus Confetti White. The Linen Thread & Chocolate Chip mini square with the Celery Grosgrain Ribbon are perfect embellishments. Did you notice the Certainly Celery on Certainly Celery accented by Canvas Background stamping and distressing of the edges? Stamp Sets used: Carved & Candlelit, Trick or Treat & Canvas Background.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

This fabulous Halloween card was stamped by fellow demonstrator Amy Ricker. Amy used the stamp sets Carved and Candlelit and Everyday Flexible Phrases. The card stock and Classic inks are Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. She also used Mellow Moss Classic ink for the stems. She also used the Word Window Punch and Slot Punch (new for 2005/06) and Copper Metallic Cord. After inking up the pumpkin with Pumpkin Pie, she 'rolled' on edge on the Chocolate Chip to get the desired effect.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Simply Thank U

This design uses the stamp sets Simply Circles and All About U. It is fun, bright and cheerful!

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My Kids

Isaiah - 6 months; Miranda - 3; Noah - 5

Monday, August 08, 2005

Spinner Card Fun!

I created this birthday invitation for Noah's 5th Birthday Party. This was my first Spinner Card. This is so easy, and so cute - what took me so long to try to make one! lol Stampin' Up!'s NEW Word Window Punch is the key to easily making the slot for the spinner to spin! Contact me TODAY to book your Spinner Card Stamp Camp ($10.00 per person for 3 spinner cards) or your In-Home Workshop (one spinner card.)

My New Catty Open House

Thanks to all who attended and/or ordered at my Open House on 7/30. We were a small, cozy group that enjoyed the make-n-takes shown here, as well as playing with the Aquapainter and NEW Watercolor Wonder Crayons!

The sample on the left showcases a NEW set called Frolicking Frogs, as well as 2 NEW COLORS of Always Artichoke and So Saffron along with Pink Passion. The frog was 'watercolored' using a Blender Pen and Stampin' Up! Classic Stampin' Pads.

The sample on the right showcases a NEW set called Heartfelt Thanks, as well as 2 NEW COLORS Apricot Appeal & Pumpkin Pie. Note: It's hard to see on the scan, however, the 'heartfelt' is stamped on vellum paper and is an overlay over the reverse image "Thanks".

Monday, July 25, 2005

SU! Convention 2005 - WOW!

I returned from Convention in Salt Lake City yesterday and all I can say is WOW! SU! has done it again - providing a professionally done, creatively planned, family atmosphere Convention for thousands of it's demonstrators. The swaps were fun and fabulous! Scroll down for samples of a few of the projects I made at Convention. I'll post some of the swaps I received soon!

JOIN ME AT NEXT YEAR'S CONVENTION in Salt Lake City. Scroll down the blog for an awesome Starter Kit Promotion currently running and JOIN MY SU! FAMILY TODAY!

Yet another project I made at the Stampin' Up! 2005 Convention last week. This is a pocket card made with a couple pieces of one of SU!"s NEW Pockets & Pieces Kits , as well as an embellishment from the NEW HodgePodge Hardware Kit. The shading on the gable green layer of card stock is done using a technique called "direct to paper". Contact me to book a workshop to learn this technique! Posted by Picasa

This was a 6 x 6 Brag Book scrapbook page I made at the Stampin' Up! 2005 Convention - 1st Session. Don't you just LOVE our NEEW HodgePodge Hardware Kit accessories on this page? Contact me to order your one - they come in pewter, aged copper, and antique brass with 100 matching brads and approximately 138 hardware pieces all for only $26.95 (tax & shipping not included) Posted by Picasa

Isn't this a fabulous vintage design? This was one of several projects I made at the Stampin' Up! 2005 Convention - 1st session last week. Next year - you could be there too!  Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 15, 2005

Happy 25th Anniversary to my brother and sister-in-law!

I designed this invitation using the NEW Level 3 Host-Only set called Island Blossoms as they are having a Luau themed party. Also uses Sketch an Event and Wonderful Words heat embossed in sterling silver EP. Card stock & Classic Ink = whisper white, tempting turquoise & brilliant blue. Accessories = Coluzzle, small corner rounder punch, silver cord, mini glue dots and dimensionals.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Congrats Lynne L.!

Congratulations to Lynne L. for being the first to email mewhat two new SU! colors are shown on my blog template - Pumpkin Pie (Earth Elements) and Apricot Appeal (Soft Subtles).

Saturday, July 09, 2005

NEW SU! Colors

I picked this template for my blog bedause they are so very similar to two of the NEW Stampin' Up! colors - THE FIRST PERSON TO EMAIL ME WITH THE NAMES OF THESE TWO NEW COLORS will receive a coupon for $5.00 off their order at my 2005/2006 Idea Book & Catalog Open House on July 30th.

My email is

I am thrilled my children have the chance to know their maternal great-grandma! Posted by Picasa

"Shabby Chic" design - ask me how to do it yourself! Posted by Picasa

Ask me how to create this cute card! Posted by Picasa

Here is my family picture taken 4/3/05. Posted by Picasa